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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Durga Vemula on Oct 9, 2019 4:02:49 PM

CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes a look at the Irish retail news for this week. This is a one-stop shop for all your Irish retail news. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter which will include all Retail articles for the previous month, including "Retail at a Glance" subscribe today.

 

Irish food and drink industry responds to Budget 2020

The Irish food and drink industry has responded to the measures outlined in Budget 2020. Commenting on Budget 2020 Paul Kelly, Director, Food Drink Ireland (FDI) Ireland said that if the support measures were rolled out efficiently and effectively, they…

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Budget 2020: Cigarette price subjected to 50c hike

Finance Minister Paschal Donohue has delivered the details of Budget 2020, which includes an increase in the price of cigarettes and a hike in carbon tax. From midnight tonight, 50c will be added to the price of cigarettes, bringing the cost…

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Budget 2020 update: €1.2 billion pledged as 'No Deal' Brexit looms

Ireland presented a no-deal Brexit budget for 2020 on Tuesday, pledging a €1.2 billion package to keep firms afloat by allowing the state's finances to return to deficit if Britain leaves the European Union without a transition period.

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Irish consumer sentiment slips to lowest in six years as No Deal Brexit looms

Irish consumer sentiment weakened for the third month in a row in September, as concerns about a chaotic Brexit made people more nervous about the outlook both for the Irish economy in general and their personal finances in particular, research shows.

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Debit card spending rises over summer as credit card use falls

Irish consumers continue to favour debit cards over credit cards, according to a new analysis of spending patterns. There has been an increase in the use of cards for low-value transactions, with the ease of contactless payments driving a change in habits for many consumers.

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World food prices stable in September: FAO

World food prices were stable in September with a fall in sugar prices offset by climbs for vegetable oils and meat, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) food price index, which measures…

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IGBF inaugural Stocked Festival raises €55,000 in funds

The Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF) has raised €55,000 through its Stocked Festival, which took place at Orlagh House, Rathfarnham on 12 September 2019. The inaugural fundraiser festival's line-up included performances from a number of performers…

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SuperValu enjoys massive haul at Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards

SuperValu received a massive 118 Blás na hÉireann awards at the annual awards ceremony in Dingle last weekend, including 42 awards for its own brand range of product, and 76 awards for brands that emerged as part of SuperValu’s Food Academy programme.

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SuperValu plans to sell white 'Ghost' pumpkins this Halloween

For the first time, SuperValu will sell white 'Ghost' pumpkins this Halloween. The aptly named ‘Casper’ and ‘Snowball’ pumpkins are grown by Julian Hughes of Hughes Farm, Barronsknock in Co. Kilkenny. Julian Hughes, Pumpkin grower…

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Musgrave shortlisted for SEAI Energy Award

Musgrave has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Energy Awards in the Energy Team of the Year Category. Now in its sixteenth year, the winners of the 2019 SEAI Energy Awards are set to be announced…

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In Turbulent Times, Tesco's new boss has something to build on

When the little-known Ken Murphy takes over next year as CEO of Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, he will inherit something current boss Dave Lewis did not have the luxury of when he joined in 2014 - a strategy and a stable business. But the 52-year-old veteran…

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Tesco surprises markets by naming Irishman Ken Murphy its next CEO

Low profile Cork accountant, Ken Murphy, has been thrust into the spotlight after he was named as next-in-line for one of the biggest jobs in European retailing, group chief executive of the £23.5 billion (€26.4 billion) grocery juggernaut, Tesco…

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Marks and Spencer in Ireland says it is ready for anything Brexit can throw at it

“Marks and Spencer has been refused permission to import delicatessen foods for sale at its Mary St department store in Dublin,” the short news report in The Irish Times reads. It says the “company is understood to have been dissatisfied with the food materials…

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Aldi Ireland removes black plastic trays from beef range

Aldi Ireland has announced that it has removed non-detectable black plastic trays from its fresh beef range. The discounter said that over the past 18 months Aldi has been working with its beef suppliers, ABP and Dawn Meats to introduce 100% recyclable…

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Expansion costs eat into Aldi's UK and Irish profits

Expansion costs contributed to pre-tax profits declining by 17pc last year at the Irish and UK business of discount supermarket giant Aldi, to £182.15m (€204m). The German firm continued its expansion in Ireland and the UK in 2018. New accounts from Aldi Stores…

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Aldi launches spooky Halloween advertising campaign

Irish retailers have capitalised on this new-found Halloween spirit, including Aldi, which has launched a brand-new marketing campaign highlighting all of the decorations, costumes and treats on offer in supermarkets across Ireland. The ad has been made to…

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Kildare Spar store scoops Q Award

The team from Heaphy’s Spar in Allenwood have scooped joint first in the Pursuit of Excellence Forecourt category in Ireland at this year’s National Q Mark Awards. The Q Mark Awards are associated with Quality and Excellence in the minds of Irish…

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Kilkenny stores receive Top Honours at the 2019 Londis Retailing Awards

Londis retailers from every corner of the country, including Kilkenny, descended on the Europe Hotel & Resort in Co. Kerry recently for the 2019 Londis Retailing Awards. The Londis Retailing Awards, which have been running for more than 20 years, recognise stores…

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Londis confirms sponsorship of RTE's Ireland’s fittest family

Londis has confirmed that it has secured the sponsorship of the RTE's programme Ireland’s Fittest Family. Entering its seventh season, episode one is due to air on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Brokered by Core Sponsorship and Zenith Ireland, the sponsorship…

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Dealz-owner Pepco Group appoints Tesco veteran to run Pepco retail brand

Pepco Group, a European discount retailer, has appointed former Tesco executive Trevor Masters as managing director of its largest business, Pepco. The group, formerly called Pepkor Europe and part of South Africa's Steinhoff, has been linked with…

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Boots launches its own biodegradable baby wipes

Boots is claiming to be the first UK retailer to offer a sustainable own brand alternative for baby wipes. The new biodegradable baby wipes are made from viscose, an FSC certified wood-based material which helps these wipes to degrade…

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NI agri-sector may need health certs to export to EU in no deal scenario

In the event of a no deal, agri-food retail and distribution sector in Northern Ireland could require Export Health Certificates (EHCs) to trade with the EU, which it currently does not. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)…

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Johnson plans N Ireland 'special relationship' with EU for Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new Brexit plan will leave Northern Ireland in a 'special relationship' with the European Union until 2025, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Tuesday, insisting he would take the UK…

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